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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Hannibal of Carthage

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Obverse: Naked horseman to right, holding wreath in his raised right hand, rein in his left. Inscription in Greek above, and below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin to left, prow or wave in right hand, trident (?) in left. Monogram to right. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek...

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By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $400.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 212–209 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria (Siculo-Punic)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 016.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.27 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins